Everybody please read the entire text on the Ion Token: (I will paraphrase and bold the key points)
Planning phase: No maneuver dial!!
Activation phase: Perform 1 straight forward, THEN remove Ion Token(s), THEN you may (of course only if not stressed or otherwise prohibited) "perform actions as normal"
It should be clear that PRIOR to the removal of the Ion token(s) the ship is in effect "stunned" and NOT allowed to perform actions, and I would (without it being specified) also say that it isnt't allowed a/any Free Actons untill the end of the Activation Phase
Anyone disagree on this??
since you do not reveal your maneuver, you do not get to use AS, not sure why this seems to be an issue